HOGMANAY is just around the corner, and festivities are already getting underway across Scotland.

But, it's not too late to join in on a Hogmanay torch procession – read on to see how you can take part.

In Edinburgh, a torchlight procession will start at 6pm on Friday, proceeding from the Meadows to the city centre.

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It is the first torchlight procession in the city in four years, as Covid cancelled the 2020 and 2021 marches and funding issues stopped the 2022 event.

The National: Revellers at the Edinburgh Hogmanay torch procession in 2018Revellers at the Edinburgh Hogmanay torch procession in 2018 (Image: Ian Georgeson)

Torches cost £20, while procession wristbands cost £7.50.

Perthshire will see a procession in Comrie, the Flambeaux Procession.

Unusually, torches are not carried by all participants, with four enormous torches carried by villagers sending flames three meters high making up the core of the procession.

Attendance is free, with the march proceeding from Melville Square just before midnight on Sunday, December 31.

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It will travel to the banks of the River Earn, where the flaming sacks atop the torches will be ceremonially cast into the water.

Newburgh, in Fife, will see the Newburgh Oddfellows Parade take place on Sunday, December 31 from 7pm.

Led by a man riding a Clydesdale horse backwards, the unique event is organised by members of the local branch of the Oddfellows fraternal group, who organise it every year for charity.

The procession lasts for an hour, proceeding down the high street from The Steeple Town House.

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Nethy Bridge will also see a torchlight procession on January 31, starting at Lynstock Crescent at 6pm and proceeding through the village for about an hour and a half.

Hot chocolate and mulled hot drinks will be available.

Torches cost £5, with only cash accepted, and all proceeds will go to Abernathy Primary School.

On Monday, January 1, Sutherland will see a torch procession in Golspie, starting across from the Bank of Scotland branch at 6pm.

Revellers will proceed to the town pier, where a bonfire will be held and mince pies and mulled wine will be available.